Diuretic, urinary antiseptic
Suggested Traditional uses
This is the oval leaf Buchu, a blackcurrant-scented herb that stimulates and cleanses the urinary system and increases perspiration. The active ingredient is diospheno or barosma camphor which is a potent antiseptic and diuretic. It is used internally for urinary tract infections, especially prostatis and cystitis; digestive problems, gout, rheumatism, coughs, and colds. It is sometimes also included in weight loss formulas for excessive water retention problems. It is often combined with Althea officinalis (Marshmallow) for best results.
Directions and safety precautions
Infusion pour 1 cup of boiled water over 1-2 tsp of herb infuse for 10 min and drink 1 cup 3 times daily.
Not when pregnant, do not boil buchu leaves.